'No Man's Sky' Latest News, Release Date & Update: Servers to Be Wiped Clean Ahead of Game Release; First Update Ready

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Aug 08, 2016 09:09 AM EDT
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"No Man's Sky" is finally arriving tomorrow and gamers can't help but be excited about what has been promised to be the best game of the year. According to the latest update, a server cleanup has been scheduled for yesterday, August 7, Sunday. Hello Games' senior programmer Harry Denholm announced via his Twitter account that the servers were going to be wiped clean on Sunday.

According to Polygon, the decision to have "No Man's Sky" servers wiped clean ahead of the game release tomorrow means that whoever has an advanced copy (which some media outlets usually do), won't be able to save their progress once they play on the newly-released game. IGN reports that Hello Games and Sony have been vocal about their disappointment in those who have obtained the game in advance and have spoiled it for those who can't get their hands on it until tomorrow.

Creator Sean Murray encouraged fans and gamers of "No Man's Sky" to refrain from spoiling the game for others who haven't explored its multi-billion universe yet, saying that after many years of waiting, it just isn't worth spoiling the fun. Meanwhile, Hello Games have announced via their official website that the first update for the game will be available on August 9 as well, and will include three unique paths that players can explore to generate a universe to venture out into. Speaking of universe, Murray writes that the team have changed the way the universes are generated, including the biomes of the environments and the shapes and sizes of galaxies, which is now ten times larger than when they first developed the game.

Other new material in the first ever free update of "No Man's Sky" will include more diverse creatures, extreme hazardous planets, a wider variety of ship diversity, ship inventories, and larger terrain generation, among others. Check out the full list at no-mans-sky.com.

"No Man's Sky" arrives tomorrow, August 9 for North America and August 10 for Europe.

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